Article IV. Explosives, Firearms and Similar Devices.

Section 9-23. Definitions.

"Explosive" or "explosives", whenever used in this chapter, shall mean any chemical compound, mixture, or device, the primary or common purpose of which is to function by explosion. The term "explosive" includes all materials classified as Class A, Class B or Class C explosives by Interstate Commerce Commission Regulations, and includes, but is not limited to, dynamite, blackpowder, pellet powders, initiating explosives, blasting caps, electric blasting caps, safety fuse, fuse igniters, fuse lighters, squibs, cordeau detonant fuse, instantaneous fuse, igniter cord and igniters, small arms ammunition, small arms ammunition primers, smokeless propellant, cartridges for propellant-actuated power devices and cartridges for industrial guns, and pyrotechnics.

"Fireworks", wherever used in this chapter shall mean and include any combustible or explosive composition, or any substance or combination of substances, or article prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or an audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration or detonation, and shall include blank cartridges, toy pistols, toy cannons, toy canes or toy guns in which explosives are used, they type of balloons which require fire underneath to propel the same, firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, Roman candles, Daygo bombs, sparklers, or other devices of like construction and any devices containing any explosive or flammable compound or any tablets or other devices containing any explosive substance, except that the term "fireworks" shall not include auto flares, paper caps containing not in excess of an average of twenty-five hundredths of a grain of explosive content per cap manufactured in accordance with the Interstate Commerce Commission Regulations for packing and shipping as provided therein, and toy pistols, toy canes, toy guns, or other devices for use of such caps, the sale and use of which shall be permitted at all times.

"Magazine" shall mean any building or structure approved for the storage of explosives.

(1967 Code by Ordinance 519 aka E-34 effective 5/7/1967)

Section 9-24. Manufacturing prohibited.

The manufacture of explosives and fireworks is prohibited. (Ordinance 5 effective 1/1/1941)

Section 9-25. Discharge of fireworks, firearms, bows, and similar devices prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any unauthorized person to shoot or discharge any gun, pistol, sling shot, squib, rocket, firecracker or mixture of gunpowder or other fireworks, or to use any bow, crossbow, or similar device within the corporate limits of the town. (Ordinance 129 effective 3/23/1987, historical reference 5)

Section 9-26. Storage of explosives.

(a) Magazines containing explosives shall be located at distances from neighboring buildings, highways and railroad in conformity with the American Quantity and Distance Table.

(b) Blasting caps or detonators of any kind shall not be placed or kept in the same magazine with other explosives.

(c) Magazines shall be kept locked except when being inspected or when explosives are being placed therein or removed there from.

(d) Magazines shall be kept clean and free from grit, rubbish and empty packages.

(Ordinance 5 effective 1/1/1941)

(e) Magazines shall be made of fireproof material or wood covered with sheet iron and shall be conspicuously marked "Magazine - Explosives." (Ordinance 519 aka E-34 effective 5/7/1967)

Section 9-27. Transportation of explosives - public conveyances.

Explosives shall not be transported or carried on and in any conveyance carrying passengers for hire. (Ordinance 5 effective 1/1/1941)

Section 9-28. Same - Regulation of vehicles.

Every vehicle, while carrying explosives, shall display the word "EXPLOSIVES" painted on or attached to the rear and sides of such vehicle in letters at least four (4) inches in height.

(a) No person in charge of a vehicle containing such explosive shall smoke in, near, or upon such vehicle; drive, load or unload the vehicle while intoxicated; drive load or unload such vehicle in careless or reckless manner.

(b) No person shall place or carry, or cause to be placed or carried, in the bed or body of any vehicle containing such explosives, any metal tool or other piece of metal or any matches.

(c) No person shall place or carry or cause to be placed or carried, in any vehicle containing explosives, any exploders, detonators, blasting caps or other similar explosive material.

(Ordinance 5 effective 1/1/1941)

Section 9-29. Discharge of explosives.

No person shall discharge any explosives, except construction devices such as explosive rivets and explosive-driven pins or studs. (Ordinance 519 aka E-34 effective 5/7/1967)